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Swachh Survekshan 2018: Jammu, Srinagar cities still unprepared
11/23/2017 10:54:52 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Nov 23: Almost 4 months have elapsed since central Government launched 'Swachh Survekshan-2018' to rank all the 4,041 cities and towns of the country based on infrastructure development for improved sanitation services and their sustainability, outcomes and visible impact on ground. Jammu and Srinagar cities which were ranked 251 and 241 during the 2017 survey seem to be unprepared for the upcoming 2018 Swachh Survekshan (survey).
Details available with Early Times reveal than no visible change has been seen vis a vis sanitation in both the cities of Jammu & Kashmir which happen to be state capital cities as well. Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs launched the survey in August this year, the third in the series and released a comprehensive Survey Tool Kit, explaining the methodology, weightages and new features and thrust areas that helps cities and towns prepare for the field survey over the next six months. The survekshan (survey) will begin in January 2018 and its results will be announced in March 2018. The Pan-India sanitation survey will assess sanitation levels in all the cities and towns of the country impacting the lives of about 40 crore urban people and is the largest of its kind in the world.
As per reliable information neither have Municipal Corporations of both the cities Jammu / Srinagar constructed enough public toilets nor is thrust given for scientific solid waste management. The door to door collection of garbage is seen only in few wards of Jammu and Srinagar city and the collection is made in an unsegregated manner. Information Education and Communication (IEC) activities are also not visible which carries 5 points during the survey.
Newly posted Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) Ramesh Kumar as per sources in JMC has recently visited Indore which is said to be cleanest city of India as per 2017 swachh survekshan. Sources say JMC Commissioner is planning some major activities for managing waste in Jammu .
During 2017 Survekshan Leh emerged as the cleanest city in Jammu and Kashmir. Leh has achieved 100th rank in India while topping the list in Jammu and Kashmir in the survey of 434 cities, conducted as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Leh, which is free of polythene, is followed by Anantnag in South Kashmir 197. Indore in Madhya Pradesh has been declared as India's cleanest city and Gonda in UP as the dirtiest.
Pertinent to mention that processing and disposal of solid waste is a big issue for Jammu city and the same carries 25 points in swachh survekshan. Training and capacity building programmes for municipal staff and IEC activities have 10 points (5 each). Innovative practices also carry 5 points and calculating all this , it is clear that Jammu as well as Srinagar will not be able to get good ranking in 2018 survey.
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